Today, March 11

· 40 HOURS DEVOTION with Closing Ceremony at 4:00 PM  Wine and Cheese Social to follow.

· Coffee & Donuts after all morning Masses in Kolbe.

· Library open after 10:00 AM Mass.

Monday, March 12

· English Rosary Guild Meeting 7:00 PM in Kolbe.  Rose 105 will provide refreshments.

· English Holy Name Meeting 7:00 PM.

Tuesday, March 13

· Baptism Class 7:00 PM in the Church.

Wednesday, March 14

· Soup Supper 4:30 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.

· Faith Formation classes 6:30 to 7:30 PM in school.

Thursday, March 15

· AA & Alanon 7:30 PM in Kennedy Hall.

Friday, March 16

· Fish Fry 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.

· Stations of the Cross in English 6:00 PM.

· Stations of the Cross and Mass in Polish 7:00 PM.

Saturday, March 17

· Polish School 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Sunday, March 18

· Library open after the 10:00 AM Mass.




WEEKDAY MASSES during Lent will be at 6:45 AM and 5:30 PM.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS - Stations of the Cross with Benediction will be on Friday evenings in English at 6:00 PM and Polish at 7:00 PM.

SOUP SUPPERS - The next Soup Supper sponsored by the English Rosary Guild will be Wednesday, March 14th from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  Come and enjoy Homemade Soup, Bread, Dessert, Coffee or milk.  Adults $4.00 and Children $2.00.  All proceeds go to feed the hungry at local charities.  This week Chili will be served.

FISH FRYS - The Educational Task Force presents their “All You Can Eat” Fish Fry every Friday during Lent.  Menu includes: Fish, French Fries, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, roll, coffee or milk.  Macaroni & cheese available. Adults $8.00, children under 12 - $4.00.

HOLY CROSS LADIES LENTEN RETREAT - All women are cordially invited to attend a Lenten Retreat given by Father Andrew Knop, OMI on March 20 in Kolbe Center.  The evening will begin with the Lenten Parish Mass at 5:30 PM in Church followed by a light supper, speaker and Rosary.  No charge for the Retreat.  Free-will offering for light supper.  No registration is necessary but if you will attend, please call the Parish Office at 612-789-7238 with number attending.  This will help us in our planning of food and beverages.  Sponsored by the English Altar & Rosary Guild.

ENGLISH ROSARY GUILD - The English Altar and Rosary Guild will meet Monday, March 12th at 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center.  We invite new members interested in joining to attend.  Refreshments provided by Rose 105.

A CATHOLIC CREDIT UNION - Many of you never knew that a Catholic credit union even existed.  Well, it does, and it’s been around a long time.  And if you are a member of this parish, you are eligible for membership at Minnesota Catholic Credit Union (MCCU).  Plus, any of your relatives or anyone living in your house is also eligible for membership.  MCCU is a full service financial institution offering various savings plans, checking accounts, ATM/Debit cards, Internet Banking and much more  Thanks to a recent change in the credit union charter, the field of membership was greatly expanded and the credit union is able to serve even more Catholic families.  If you are not yet a member of this faith-based credit union, now is the time to experience the blessings of “member helping member, Catholic helping Catholic.”  For more information, call 763-354-2826 or stop in the office at 933 Manor Drive in Spring Lake Park.

Henryka (Henrietta) Pabain long-time parishioner of Holy Cross Church and born in Minneapolis, died in Poland on February 18, 2007 at the age of 89.  She was an active member of the Holy Cross Polish Community baking cakes for Sunday coffee after Mass, bake sales and festivals.  She was also a member of the Polish Choir.  She is remembered by many for being a very hard working, caring and generous person.  She is missed by many friends and family in Poland and USA.  May she rest in peace.

POPE JOHN PAUL II SCHOOL NEWS - Register to attend Pope John Paul II Catholic School where academics, values, and faith development exist at the heart of each child’s education.  For more information, contact the school at 612-789-8851.

FRANCISCAN SPRING GALA - The Sisters of St. Francis cordially invite you to a Franciscan Spring Fundraising Gala “Stepping Into Spring with the Sylvania Franciscans!” on Friday, April 27, 2007 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, MN.  Tickets are $50 per person.  Support given to the Sisters enables them to serve in diverse ministries including education on all levels, social work, health and human services, religious education, parish and retreat ministry and Spiritual Direction.  For more information, contact Judy Miske at 651-699-5948.